Gwennol Forest School Session 5

Nature Friends were invited to create a habitat for the fauna that call our forest school ‘home’. They thought carefully about all of the things that the insects would need and set about creating their habitats.

The Howlers were also thinking about our natural environment in our forest school area and they were invited to follow their interests and identify some of the flora in our area.

Forest School fun in Year 4!

Dosbarth Gwennol Session 4

Children in both groups were invited to create their own forest school artwork and frame it using natural materials.

Nature Friends session 3

Nature friends had a super forest school session. They were invited to imagine that the forest school area was their campsite and they had to work together to create their community.

'Howlers' Forest School Session

The ‘Howlers’ really enjoyed continuing there Forest School journey today. They played some team games and were invited to make a ‘new kingdom for the little people that had lost their kingdom in a recent flood’. They created some wonderful structures with superb detail. They enjoyed their ‘explore and discover’ time where they made soup, climbed trees and swung on ropes,

Year 4

Exploring and building shelters for some other animals!

Gwennol's First Forest School Session!

All children in Dosbarth Gwennol had a fantastic first forest schools session today with Mrs Fielding and Miss Darling aka Butterfly Treeo and Wolf Birdie! The class was split into two groups ‘The Nature Friends’ and the ‘Howlers’ (yes the children came up with these names) and we enjoyed spending some time embedding our rules and routines and beginning our forest school experience. We talked about staying safe in the forest and we spent time exploring the woods.

Growing our Forest School!

Mrs Fielding and Miss Jones are currently studying to become Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioners with the aim of establishing our very own forest school community in our school grounds. The forest school will be located on the school field under the canopy of the beautiful oak, hazel and ash trees. The ethos of the forest schools experience is to give learners the opportunity to develop self esteem, build confidence, resilience and take risks in a practical, physical and natural outdoor environment.

If you have any experience, advice or resources that would assist in the development of our forest schools community, we would love to hear from you.

Jess Fielding –

Tara Jones –